Thread: Thinner BOARDS
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Old 9th November 2009, 09:22 PM   #12
mark h
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Originally Posted by GURGLETROUSERS View Post
I accept that thinner boards can be strong, but it raises another issue. My original Evo 74 has lasted because it is heavy and, presumably, strongly built. [ Did Starboard over build them because they were takinf things in a new direction and wished to avoid negative feedback?] ------ The general trend since, however, has been for ever lighter boards. [Including Evos.] This is where my main concern lies. You can have a light fragile board, or a heavier durable board, but you CAN'T have a lighter stronger board. Carbon may be stronger than steel weight for weight, but it is used to lighten boards. NOBODY MAKES A HEAVIER MORE DURABLE CARBON BOARD. Why not? I would buy one!
Worth point out that the "new thinner" design quad is about the same weight as the older 2005 Evo. So its a shape change only, no less materials.
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